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santoshrego
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January 16, 2013 - 3:02 pm
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I had planted some cauliflower seeds a few months back and they were growing very well. Over a period of time the leaves were eaten up fully. I had sprayed the leaves with a neem solution but of no avail. Appreciate if one could guide me on treatment for them. If the plants are too far gone, would it be advisable to uproot them and use the space for growing something else?

 

Thanks in advance for your advise

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Srikanth
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January 17, 2013 - 11:05 am
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Posting a picture would have helped. My experience has been that once the leaves are eaten up it is too late.

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January 17, 2013 - 3:47 pm
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Hi srikanth

having same problem with my zucchini plants - mostly due to caterpillar have

 been picking 5-6 everyday not sure where they come from - plants are not completely gone but doing badly (cocopeat and nutrients)

any suggestions

madhavi

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Srikanth
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It is very difficult to recover from such attacks. As usual prevention is better than cure. Other than the usual organic stuff like neem oil, garlic, chilli sprays I cannot think of any non organic remedy. GG.in sells a organic pesticide called Biofarm pe-fu-mi. I have used it but I cannot say how effective it is. If you are OK with chemical treatments then you can try foliar spray of 2ml of Chloropyriphos per 1 L. You will have to wait for around 21 days since the last application before you harvest for consumption as it is a highly toxic systemic insecticide. (I once used 5 ml in 20 Lts of hydroponic NS to get rid of the pests on a bottlegourd plant. In less than 3 hours the whole 15 ft plant died.)

 

I have been having good results with pheromone traps (Pheromonechemicals.in) and regular preventive neem oil spray.

If you can get hold of the bugs take pictures of it and post. The guy from Pheromone Chemicals will visit the Jan 26th Horticultural show at Peoples Plaza, Necklace road if it is held this year. You can show him the pictures and ask for the right trap and lure.

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January 18, 2013 - 4:49 pm
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thanks for you input srikanth - looks like I am able to save one zucchini as the flowers are starting to get bigger. the second one is probably lost - i am planning on visiting the horticulture show and will keep the traps on my list to buy.

 

 do you think I might get lucky and fine some EC and PH  meter at the show or still my best best it Ramkoti.

madhavi

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January 19, 2013 - 11:40 am

Srikanth said:

I have been having good results with pheromone traps (Pheromonechemicals.in) and regular preventive neem oil spray.

Srikanth, I am interested in the pheromone & yellow sticky traps. How much do they cost and looks like these guys are in Hyderabad. Did they ship it to Bangalore?

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The following are the prices of some of the stuff I bought couple of months ago.

Lures:

Helicoverpa Armigera - Rs. 6.50
Spodoptera Litura - Rs. 7.00
Leucinodes Orbanalis - Rs. 15.00
Frulure - Rs. 30.00 (used with Fruit Fly trap for catching fruit flies)
Cucurlure - Rs. 40 (For cucurbits)

Pheromone Traps:

Phero Sensor - Small  (Used to place the Lures except Frulure) - Rs. 13.00
Catch-a-Fly Fruit Fly Trap - Rs. 70.00

 

You should find the contact number on their site. Call them and place the order. I am told that they ship all over India.

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